Escaping to a Peaceful Path

Interview /  Crystal Tejera Interview Sam Reynolds |   transform & manifest   |   Posted on May 20, 2019  

Sam Reynolds is an international yoga teacher based in Miami, FL. Her mission is to inspire peace, one breath at a time. Her goal is to help students find a healthy balance in life and create an inner journey towards freedom and empowerment. Sam offers classes, workshops, mentoring sessions, and retreats to facilitate transformation. She believes in the power of yoga and a healthy lifestyle to thrive with '
everyday living.

After living abroad for 6 years, Sam never thought that her most significant trip would be the journey inward.  She began practicing yoga after returning from Rwanda where she spent one year working with orphaned youth. She also worked in the Czech Republic for five years leading educational programs in 20th Century European history and Holocaust studies. After moving back to the US,she found a way to reconnect with herself and transformed her life to focus on wellness and healthy living. Sam is an advocate for conservation, human rights,education, and women’s empowerment. When she’s not teaching, she loves spending time in nature, photography, and plant-based living. Sam holds a Master’s in International Administration from the University of Miami.

What do you want to communicate to the world? What tools for personal evolution do you want to share with the world? What inspires you? 

The path of yoga is ultimately a path to peace. My vision is to live in a more peaceful world and my mission is to share the tools of yoga and a healthy, balanced lifestyle with the world. I believe that you can learn to love your life as it is and use these tools to find inner peace. The greatest impact you can make in this world is your own self-transformation. I love to read, write, and reflect every morning for personal growth.

People inspire me. I’m inspired by people’s ability to overcome profound suffering. I’m inspired by those who create awareness. The kids at the youth village in Rwanda continue to be a source of inspiration.

What inspired you to become a yoga teacher?

After I took my first yoga class in January 2015, I wanted to learn as much as I could about yoga. I went daily and read everything from the Bhagavad Gita to the Upanishads. My innate curiosity and desire to learn more about myself ultimately led me to enroll in the course.

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What tools for personal transformation do your offer?

I offer yoga and meditation classes, workshops, and events for personal growth. I’ll soon be adding transformational yoga retreats that blends yoga, community,and education.

Tell us about your work in Africa?

In 2013, I worked at a non-profit, Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, in Rwanda that heals and empowers orphaned teens by providing holistic education. I worked in the advocacy and partnerships department, but my greatest role was being a mentor to 16 teenage girls.

Tell us about your partnership with Colombia?

I partnered with Xol Coffee & Tea Company, to provide complimentary fair trade coffee at my yoga events. The Xol Foundation invited me to learn about their coffee production and volunteer in Colombia to give back to the coffee farmers,many of whom are women. We have similar interests in education, women’s empowerment, and making a positive impact in the world.

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